Hope Haven benefit concert planned
Berea Church of God in Harrisonville is sponsoring a benefit concert for Hope Haven next month.
Music for Hope — a concert featuring Brother John, Sarita Woods, Mike Wright and other performers — will take place at 6 p.m. on March 12 at Forged by Fire Kitchen & Tap House, 690 S. Commercial St. in Harrisonville.
The concert is free and donations for Hope Haven will be accepted at the door.
Hope Haven is a shelter that provides accommodations, support services, community resources and education to survivors of domestic and sexual violence.
Feed drive benefits Owl Hollow
Owl Hollow Farm in Lone Jack received a check for $380 after a six-week feed drive hosted by Family Center Farm & Home in Harrisonville, Butler and Paola, Kan.
Co-sponsored by Purina Animal Nutrition, a donation of $1 dollar was made to Owl Hollow Farm for every bag of Purina Equine Senior horse feed sold at Family Center’s three locations during the drive.
Kimberly Lightfoot, who manages the Family Center Farm & Home store in Harrisonville, said in a release that Owl Hollow Farm received the donation “because of their positive influence in the community and the work they do to rehabilitate and rehome horses in need.”
Bob and Cathy White founded Owl Hollow Farm’s rehabilitation program for rescue horses in 2010.
Currently, there are 20 horses on the farm, which serves 65 children annually with two free 10-week programs that teaches basic horse care while imparting independence, responsibility and self-awareness.
Event for women, heart health
More than 350 people are expected to attend Belton Regional Medical Center’s 10th annual Go Red/Ladies’ Night Out on Feb. 22 at Memorial Station, 602 Maurer Parkway in Belton.
The free event, which includes exhibits and discussions about heart disease in women, kicks off with hors d’oeuvres and refreshments from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. followed by a Women’s Heart Program — including “Physician Feud” with some of area’s leading physicians and heart experts emceed by Dr. Elizabeth Dang, a cardiologist at Belton Regional Medical Center.
February is National Heart Month and heart disease, with more than 500,000 annual deaths, is the leading killer of women in the U.S.
To RSVP, which is required, call 816-348-1420 by Feb. 16.
For more information on Belton Regional Medical Center, visit www.beltonregionalmedicalcenter.com
Young farmers gather
More than 500 people, including a contingent from Cass County, attended the Missouri Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Leadership Conference on Feb. 9-11 at Tan-Tar-A Resort in the Lake of the Ozarks.
The event brings together farmers ages 18 to 35 for get-acquainted sessions and more than a dozen breakout sessions, covering issues from cover crops to wine tasting.
The theme for this year was “agvocate,” hoping to inspire the young farmers and ranchers in attendance to explain their passion for farming to others.
“We have to explain how the science of modern agriculture is improving our lives,” agricultural activist and guest speaker Trent Loos said. “In 1900, it took 5 acres to feed one person. In 2018, it took less than one-third of an acre. The technology will be developed to feed more people, the question is will we be allowed to use that technology.”
The Cass County group included Hank Seaboldt, P.J. Seaboldt, Sabrina Seaboldt, Hunter Anderson, Tanner Beagle, Tim A. Smith, and Keith Higgs.
Hospital opens scholarship applications
Applications are now being accepted for six scholarships through the Cass Regional Medical Center Foundation.
The deadline for applications, which must be submitted online through www.CassRegional.org, is March 15 and will be awardd to individuals pursuing or continuing education in health-related career fields.
Available scholarships include the Alma Brown Scholarship for $1,000, Wanda Brown Scholarship for $1,000, Elvin S. Douglas Jr. Scholarship for $750, Dr. Harold E. Kirsch Memorial Scholarship for $2,500, Dr. Gail G. Kroenke Memorial Scholarship for $500, and Jan Perry Scholarship for $2,000.
For additional information and questions, please contact Sonya McLelland at (816) 380-5888, ext. 4650 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.